Sa Spendula (waterfall)
Sa Spendula simply means the waterfall, is known throughout the territory is located near Villacidro of which he is the natural monument that best characterizes the country.
Sa Spendula is a fantastic leap of the Coxinas river before reaching the Campidano plain; the river born about 700 meters above sea level, on its way down through a long narrow gorge between the mountains Margiani and Omo and lead with three jumps, the last of about 30 mt, forming the waterfall.
It is situated in a natural setting of great beauty, nestled between granite rocks and lush vegetation of cysts, and phillyrea mastic.
The rainy season is the most suitable for a visit, but if the winter has been full of rain, so there is a shortage of water, even during the summer Sa Spendula can give magnificent feeling.
Sa Spendula also part of the literary history thanks to the writer Gabriele D'Annunzio who, during a visit to Villacidro in 1882, he dedicated a sonnet published in his famous book Captain Fracassa.
Dense di celidonie e di spineti
le rocce mi si drizzano davanti
come uno strano popolo d'atleti
pietrificato per virtù d'incanti.
Sotto fremono al vento ampi mirteti
selvaggi e gli oleandri fluttuanti,
verde plebe di nani; giù pei greti
van l'acque della Spendula croscianti.
Sopra, il ciel grigio, eguale. A l'umidore
della pioggia un acredine di effluvi
aspra esalano i timi e le mortelle.
Ne la conca verdissima il pastore
come fauno di bronzo, su 'l calcare,
guarda immobile, avvolto in una pelle.
G. D'Annunzio, 1882